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The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: September 20, 2021

5 Books for Remote Workers

Community Spotlight: 1 Million Cups – A National Non-Profit Of Business Founders Giving Back To The Freelance Community

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: September 13, 2021

Melisa Liberman

#ThinkLikeABoss: The 5 Key Differences Between Searching for a New Job and Searching for Your Next Consulting Engagement

Staff Spotlight: Kelly Scogna, Financial Integration Analyst

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: September 6, 2021

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How to Stay Organized as a Consultant

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The Great Realization: New Data Shows Dramatic Surge in Freelance Workers

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: August 30, 2021

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5 Self-Care Tips for Independent Professionals

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6 Tips for Leading a Successful Client Meeting

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Five Blogging Tips for Your Small Business

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: August 23, 2021

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3 Ways Self Employed Track Time and Billable Hours

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How to Set Boundaries at Work When You’re Self Employed

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How to Increase the Visibility of Your Business

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: August 16, 2021

Staff Spotlight: Christine Rindfleisch, Independent Business Advisor

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5 Tips for Closing the Deal and Getting the Job

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: August 9, 2021

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Business Startup Costs for Skilled Independents

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4 Ways to Get New Consulting Clients

Melisa Liberman

#ThinkLikeABusinessOwner: The Surprising Skill Required to Succeed As An Independent Consultant

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15 Best Practices for Classifying Workers and Avoiding an Audit

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: August 2, 2021

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4 Ways to Prevent Burnout When You’re Self Employed

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What Are Soft Skills and Why Are They Important?

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8 Ways to Keep Your Knowledge and Skills Current

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MBO Partners® Announces New CFO to Advance Platform and Fuel Growth

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7 Ways to Build and Maintain Strong Client Relationships

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: July 26, 2021

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How to Write a Business Plan for Small Business: 8 Steps

Melisa Liberman

ThinkLikeABoss: How Playing The Corporate Game Can Backfire As An Independent

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How to Develop a Website Strategy to Meet Your Goals

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: July 19, 2021

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Filing Independent Contractor Taxes: 4 Best Practices

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5 Upselling Tips for Consultants to Generate More Revenue

Staff Spotlight

Staff Spotlight: MBO Product Management Team Expands

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: July 12, 2021

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How Do 1099 Contractors Get Paid?

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5 Ways to Promote Your Consulting Business on Social Media

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How to Stay Productive and Avoid the Summer Slow-Down

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: July 6, 2021

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10 Self Employment Myths

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How to Get Government Contracts as a Consultant: 3 Steps

Melisa Liberman

5 Ways Your Spending Habits Hinder Success as an Independent Consultant

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4 Learning Agility Skills that Will Help You Succeed

Melisa Liberman

3 Ways Business Owners and Employees Deal Differently With Time (and How to Make the Most of Yours!)

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: June 28, 2021

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What is Net Income?

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How to Overcome Barriers to Landing New Work

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How to Get Client Referrals

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: June 21, 2021

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How to Start a Small Business: Checklist

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What is a Scope of Work for Consulting Services?

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: June 14, 2021

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5 Client Retention Strategies for Small Business

Staff Spotlight

Staff Spotlight: Q&A With Keaton Swett

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How to Build Strong Relationships with Clients

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: June 7, 2021

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How to Choose the Best Legal Structure for My Business

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Productivity Tips for Small Business Owners

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: June 1, 2021

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How to Handle Common Client Challenges

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Four Tips for Hiring Your First Employee

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: May 24, 2021

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How to Take a Vacation as an Independent Professional

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Consulting Fees: How Much Should I Charge?

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: May 17, 2021

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Tax Implications of Becoming an Independent Contractor: What You Need to Know

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9 Signs of Increased Employee Misclassification Risk

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4 Powerful Offline Marketing Strategies for Small Business

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: May 10, 2021

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7 Popular Industries for Consultant Jobs

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How to Plan a Client Meeting: 5 Pro Tips

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: May 3, 2021

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How to Define and Communicate Your Expertise

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3 Ways to Build Small Business Credit

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: April 26, 2021

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4 Ways to Create Long Term Value for Your Clients

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What Causes Independent Contractor Engagement Risk?

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: April 19, 2021

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6 Ways to Jump-Start Small Business Growth

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Meet Tasha- Founder of Twenty39 and Speaker at the Women in IT Summit 2021 on Accelerated Tech Digital Adoption and Change

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: April 12, 2021

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How to Build Collaborative Teams of Independent Professionals

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The Impact of Women in the Independent Workforce

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: April 5, 2021

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5 Benefits of Professional Certifications

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: March 29, 2021

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5 Billing Tips for Contractor Invoicing

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6 Steps to Successfully Onboard a New Client

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: March 22, 2021

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Networking Tips to Boost Small Business Growth

Webinar Recap: Bringing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to the Future of Work

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: March 15, 2021

Webinar Recap: Should an IC Hire a Coach? Taking the Mystery Out of Executive Coaching and Why it Can Power Revenue and Success for Consultants

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6 Habits of Successful Consultants

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: March 8, 2021

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How to Set Up a Small Business Website: 5 Simple Steps

Meet Andrea Robinson, Co Founder of Agile in Color

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5 Benefits of an Enterprise Grade Direct Sourcing Solution

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How to Take Control of Your Personal Time as a Consultant

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: March 1, 2021

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How A Tech Founder Tried to Pivot to Serve Sole Proprietors and Microbusinesses in the Pandemic with Easier PPP Loan Access

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Gross Margin vs. Net Margin

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9 Self-Employed Tax Deductions You May Overlooking

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: February 22, 2021

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8 Effective Marketing Strategies for Consultants

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5 Ways to Attract More Clients to Your Consulting Business

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5 Project Planning Tips for Independent Contractors

Webinar Recap: Bringing Open Innovation to the Future of Work

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: February 15, 2021

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8 Business Startup Costs for Independent Professionals

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8 Ways to Improve Focus and Concentration at Work

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: February 8, 2020

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Starting a Consulting Business After Retirement: 4 Tips

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: February 2, 2020

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4 Reasons to Turn Down a Project

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7 Best Consulting Sales Tips

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: January 26, 2020

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6 Pros and Cons of Being a Female Entrepreneur

Future of Work in 2021

Webinar Recap: Roundtable: Key Trends for the Future of Work in 2021

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How to Repurpose Content

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: January 19, 2020

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7 Steps to Start a Consulting Business

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Create a Great Consulting Website (Guide)

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Starting a Consulting Business: 5 Common Mistakes

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: January 11, 2020

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Five Trends Driving Independent Workforce Growth

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6 Creative Ways to Get Client Testimonials that Build Your Brand

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How to Achieve Work Life Balance When You’re Self-Employed

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: January 4, 2020

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Three Independent Workforce Trends in 2020

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: December 28, 2020

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: December 21, 2020

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10 Home Office Gifts for the Independent Professional

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4 Ways a Consultant Can Become an Industry Thought Leader

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The Enduring Growth and Resilience of Independent Work: A Look Into the 10th Annual State of Independence in America Report

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New Data Shows Independent Work Is A ‘Force to Be Reckoned With​’

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Webinar Recap: Crowdsource Innovation, Serve Clients Project Needs and Unleash Residual Income with MindSumo

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: December 7, 2020

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10 Great Holiday Gifts Independent Professionals Can Give to Their Clients

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5 Small Business Reputation Management Strategies that Work

Jim Rabon

A Q&A With Jim Rabon: Seasoned Veteran Entrepreneur, Independent Business Owner and Professor

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: November 30, 2020

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Using Marketing To Adapt And Respond To Change within the Era of COVID-19

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6 Actionable Ways to Stay Motivated When You’re Self Employed

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: November 23, 2020

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4 Reasons to Start a Blog for Your Small Business

Webinar Recap: Stand Out From the Crowd: Insights from Expert Recruiters to Get Noticed for Projects

Meet Stacy Pilgreen: A Veteran Small Business Owner in the National Security Industry – Special Operations and Intelligence

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How To Give Back on a Budget when You’re Self Employed

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: November 16, 2020

Meet Eddie Dunn: From Ground Zero to New Heights as a Veteran Business Owner

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What is Gross Pay vs. Net Pay and How to Calculate

Meet Robert Casper – U.S. Navy Commander to Independent Veteran Business Owner

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: November 10, 2020

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Independent Workforce Platform MBO Partners® Expands to the United Kingdom and Ireland via Acquisition

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What is Net Salary: Definition and How to Calculate

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How Introverts Can Succeed in Consulting

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: November 2, 2020

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: October 26, 2020

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6 Legal Rights of Independent Contractors

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7 Basic Legal Requirements for Starting a Small Business

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5 Ways to Build a Personal Brand for Small Business

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: October 19, 2020

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How to Create a Self Employed Resume

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3 Benefits of Working with Big Clients as a Consultant

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: October 12, 2020

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How to Create a Contingent Workforce Management Program

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: October 5, 2020

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Challenges Independent Contractors Face: Planning for Retirement

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6 Ways to Manage and Avoid Scope Creep

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Tips For a Successful Zoom Virtual Meeting: Chats, Polls & More!

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MBO Partners® Acquires Open Innovation Platform MindSumo, Inc.

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: September 28, 2020

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10 Ways Independent Consultants Can Wow Their Clients

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How Much Does it Cost to Start a Consulting Business?

Which bill rate is right for you?

3 Ways to Calculate Your Billing Rate for Consulting Services

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How to Transition from Full Time Worker to Self Employed: 9 Steps

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10 Low Cost Small Business Marketing Strategies that Work

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: September 21, 2020

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5 Tips for Setting Up a Successful Zoom Meeting

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Challenges Independent Contractors Face and How to Overcome Them: Billing

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: September 14, 2020

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5 Tips for Creating Sustainable Business Growth

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Consulting Proposal Template and Guide

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: September 7, 2020

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Independent Contractor vs Employee: Which Should I Hire?

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6 Ways to Sell Better and Get More Consulting Clients

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How to Create a Small Business Growth Strategy

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Background Checks for Independent Contractors in the Wake of COVID-19: 4 Areas to Consider Moving Forward

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: August 31, 2020

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How to Improve Your Client Retention Strategy

Think like a recruiter - Amy O'Donnell

Webinar Recap: Think Like a Recruiter: What You Need to Know to Get the Attention of Big Brands

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How to Deal With Difficult Clients

The Weekly Independent

The Weekly Independent: August 24, 2020

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How to Give a Great Business Presentation